305 - DHC-6-300 13803 Royal Canadian Air Force, Ottawa, ON
Struck snowbank on landing on sea ice 11-Mar-2019, approximately 140 km north of Inuvik, resulting in the failure of the nose gear. There were no injuries in the accident.
On 24-Mar-2019 the aircraft was recovered via sling load back to Inuvik for repairs. The lift was accomplished using VIH Helicopters Sikorsky S-61N C-GOJN. A video link is below, which will open in a new window.
967 - DHC-6-300 C-GVLE Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC
Flew Victoria-Int’l, BC - Calgary-Int’l, AB 29-Mar-2019 to be prepared for delivery. Flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Churchill, MB - Cape Dorset, NU 01/02-Apr-2019 and is expected to continue to Iqaluit, Keflavík, Wick and Altenrhein/Saint Gallen in the coming days. This is the third aircraft for Sea Aviation, registered in the Cayman Islands and operated abroad. The aircraft is seen below prior to departure from Calgary, and the delivery flight is being flown by World Wide Ferry.
The third Twin Otter (MSN 601 PJ-DVF) for Divi Divi Air is seen taxiing below at Curacao, with thanks to Larry Every.